Gophers coach Don Lucia likes his top three lines. He said he feels confident putting them out against anybody, so he is not changing them for Saturday's game against Michigan Tech.
1st/ Mike Hoeffel-Nick Bjugstad-Nick Larson ... Bjug had two short-handed goals on Friday, Nick Larson scored one goal.
2nd/ Jacob Cepis-Erik Haula-Jake Hansen ... Cepis has scored one goal in each of the past four games. Haula made a great defensive play by the right post to save a goal Friday night.
3rd/ Nate Condon-Pat White-Taylor Matson ... Matson scored his 10th goal on Friday. That means each of the top three lines has a 10-goal scorer. Hoeffel had 12 on the first line, Cepis 11 on the second and Matson 10.
4th/ Tom Serratore-Joe Miller-Jared Larson ... Out are Max Gardiner and Nico Sacchetti, in are Serratore and Larson. This is only Larson's eighth game, Miller's ninth. Neither had a point yet.
Seth Helgeson-Cade Fairchild
Aaron Ness-Mark Alt
Kevin Wehrs-Jake Parenteau ... Parenteau is new, replacing Justin Holll. This is his seventh games. He, too, is pointless.
Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow @RomanStrib on Twitter. E-mail Roman.
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